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Samsung, Globalfoundries to Adopt the Same Production Process

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:24pm
Samsung Electronics Co. and Globalfoundries Inc. said Thursday they have agreed to adopt the same production process as they upgrade their chip-manufacturing services.

Weibo Shares Jump 19% in Trading Debut

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:07pm
China's version of Twitter, Weibo, surged as much as 44% on its first day on the Nasdaq, a reversal from the stock's lackluster pricing.

Facebook to Notify Users When Friends are Nearby

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:43pm
Facebook users will soon be able to receive notices on their mobile app when they're near friends, signaling an effort by the online social network to play a bigger role in real-world interactions.

Scientists Make First Embryo Clones From Adults

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:39pm
Scientists for the first time have cloned cells from two adults to create early-stage embryos, and then derived tissue from those embryos that perfectly matched the DNA of the donors.

Drop in Tech Stocks Hits Startup Funding

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:23pm
Tech stocks have taken a pounding over the past month, putting pressure on the ecosystem for financing startups and taking them public.

Earth-Size Planet Where Water May Exist Found

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:22pm
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a world nearly the size of Earth orbiting a far star where water might exist as a life-giving liquid, the scientists announced.

Searching in Vain for Web-Ad Help

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:15pm
Thousands of small-business owners pay to get their products in front of potential customers on search engines, but a growing number complain that online marketing firms make promises that don't pan out.

Home Depot Lumbers Into E-Commerce

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:40pm
Home Depot is putting a lid on new-store openings and focusing its expansion efforts on e-commerce, which presents some logistical challenges for a retailer that sells a lot of bulky materials.

Beware Tech Sector's Sputtering Starter Engine

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:52pm
Signs of weakness in debuts from Weibo, Sabre and Paycom point to a snarl-up in Silicon Valley—and potential for further selloffs.

Snowden Appears on Putin Call-In Show

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:37pm
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made a public appearance in Russia via a video link on a call-in show with President Putin, who answered his question about government surveillance.

Yahoo CEO Aims to Bring Back Co-Founder

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:28pm
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is attempting to bring back David Filo, one of the company's co-founders as a director while addressing the biggest need in her boardroom: business veterans with public-company experience.

Amazon Workers in Germany Strike Again

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:04pm
Hundreds of workers in Germany walked off the job, continuing a string of strikes aimed at swaying the e-commerce giant on wage levels.

Twitter to Quickly Implement Turkey Court Orders

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:55pm
Turkey said Twitter. agreed to "quickly" implement local court orders and "act meticulously" to shutter fake accounts after meeting with government officials .

Middle East 'Mad Men' Embrace Social Media

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:48pm
YouTube and other video platforms are changing the way Gulf Arabs are creating and marketing video content, with advertisers increasingly producing branded content shows.

Twitter Pushes Further Into Mobile Ads With MoPub Integration

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:33pm
Twitter announced it is making it easier to run marketing campaigns on both Twitter and MoPub, a step that could make Twitter less reliant on its own users for growth.

Whipping Up a Startup Scene

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:23pm
A real-estate company is taking a direct role in an incubator-like program in hopes of igniting a startup community in Midtown East.

Why You Get So Many Catalogs

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:04am
Retailers find shoppers spend more online after browsing through lavish print spreads.

Google Is Quite Good at Cracking Its Own Captcha Security Puzzles

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:44am
Google created an algorithm that can crack its own Captcha security puzzles with near perfect accuracy.

Sony Says PlayStation 4 Sales Pass Seven Million Units

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:16am
Sony said customers have purchased more than seven million of its new PlayStation 4 consoles, a sign of continued demand for the hardware.

One of the First Mentions of Apple in the WSJ

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:45am
This 1978 personal-finance article will make you feel like a pioneer, if you were alive then. It refers to a hot product -- "so-called personal computers" -- and has what we believe is the first mention of Apple Computer in the WSJ.